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Portage Co. Crime Stoppers: Storage unit thefts

TOWN OF DEWEY (WAOW)– The search is on to find a thief who broke into storage units near the Portage and Marathon County line.

“They cut the door locks and stole items worth $25,000,” Portage County Sheriff Mike Lukas said.

The thief stole jewelry, computers, camping and fishing equipment and a rare firearm.

“They took a .22 caliber Remington lever action rifle. Only about 100 of them were made and the pin on it is broke,” Sheriff Lukas said.

Investigators suspect the thief will try to sell the stolen items.

They are now working to secure video surveillance from the crime scene.

If you have any information on these thefts contact Portage County Crime Stoppers.

* Tap the App: P3 Tips (Search P3 Tips in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device)

* Talk: Call 1-888-346-6600.

You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.

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Melissa Langbehn

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